Arrive in Kariba, transfer to the Bumi Hills area of Matusadona National Park. The schedule for the next three days includes day and night game drives in open 4WD vehicles, bush walks, boating, fishing, village visits and sunset cruises. Adventure deep into the bush on foot to search for fossilized dinosaur footprints or search for the Matusadona lions, elephants, hippo and lots more by vehicle.
From its elevated location above the great inland sea of Lake Kariba, Bumi Hills Safari Lodge offers breathtaking panoramic views over the lake and its game-rich shoreline. Ten stylishly appointed suites come with all the modern conveniences and private viewing decks all with spectacular views over the blue waters below.
Charter flight to Mana Pools. The afternoon is spent on a game drive along the flood plains of the Zambezi, with early walks exploring the area on foot each morning. After some basic instruction in the art of paddling and a general safety talk, board the 18 foot, 2- or 3-person canoes and meander down the mighty Zambezi past an abundance of hippos and other interesting wildlife. No previous canoeing experience is required. Quietly paddle and drift with the current through the Mana Pools National Park. These winding channels often have herds of buffalo on the banks, with good chances to canoe right up to elephants crossing the river.
The small and intimate Nyamatusi Camp is an eco-conscious camp located in a remote area on the banks of the Zambezi River, fully solar-powered and constructed from all-natural materials. Each of the six luxury tents have uninterrupted views of the river and escarpment beyond, with indoor and outdoor showers, a private viewing deck and plunge pool.
A charter flight takes us from Mana Pools to Hwange, Zimbabwe’s largest national park, located on the extreme eastern edge of the great Kalahari Desert. Hwange is remarkable for its wide variety of mammals, more, perhaps, than in any other game reserve in Africa. The area boasts good grazing which attracts a number of different antelope species and big herds of buffalo. Elephant seasonal migration routes go through the area, and lion and leopard sightings are plentiful.
Somalisa Camp is located on an acacia island on the edge of an ancient seasonal floodplain on a private concession in the heart of Hwange. This authentic bush camp has seven canvas tents, each with an en suite bathroom with flush toilet and outdoor shower. The main area has a pool shaded by a canopy of trees overlooking a pan where herds of game congregate in large numbers. This camp is famous for a pool frequented by elephants, affording close-up encounters with these gentle giants.
From Hwange take a charter flight to Victoria Falls, the adrenaline capital of Africa! There are many optional activities to choose from: the ” Flight of Angels” over the Falls, a relaxing sunset cruise on the Zambezi, authentic Shangaan and Mukwishi tribal dancing, or the most exciting one-day whitewater rafting trip in the world.
Customize your trip
We can create a customized safari itinerary to match your availability or your budget – just ask! And the safari can be done individually, with a group of friends or family and with your own Tour Leader if you’d prefer.
Two or three days to enjoy magnificent vistas of the falls, known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya, "The Smoke that Thunders."
Optional activities here include "Flight of Angels" over the falls, a relaxing sunset cruise, a chance to watch authentic Shangaan and Mukwishi tribal dancing, or for the truly adventurous, an opportunity to join what many consider the most exciting one-day white-water rafting trip in the world. Overnight at one of Africa's finest hotels, within walking distance of the falls.
From US$430 pp sharing